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Seomun Market

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Address: Seonum Market Station, Daegu, South Korea
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Just about everything you can think of is sold here. Hugely entertaining to just wander around getting lost in the maze of lanes & stalls. Daegu is famous for its textile industry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just about everything you can think of is sold here. Hugely entertaining to just wander around getting lost in the maze of lanes & stalls. Daegu is famous for its textile industry and there are plenty of reasonable quality fashion items here undercover as well as the cheaper stuff. Outside food stalls with fresh produce, small fish, and unidentifiable objects.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to reach by bus or "C" monorail line. Thinking we might spend about 2 hours hear and ended up spending 5 hrs. Still didn't see everything. Went on a Sunday, light crowd in morning but picked up around lunch. Take time to browse and soak in the experience. Try food from the stalls and vendors. Impressed at how all... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hundreds and hundreds of stalls with all kinds of food, clothes, and much much more. Crowded and exciting. Very much worth a visit if in Daegu.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

It gets really crowded so go early, although on Sunday the market stalls don't really get open until late morning. The market mostly has food, textile goods, handbags and shoes. Some touristy items are here too, but not too pervasive.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Seomun Market has over 4000 shops and is almost always crowded! A number of these are food stalls serving very reasonably-priced traditional Korean dishes and snacks. If you are searching for fabric, jackets or knock-off tracksuits, then this is definitely the place to go. BUT before going, please prepare yourself for the crowds and the ajummas elbowing you as they... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The market is still a bustling place. There are still many many vendors open despite the recent fire. Only one building burned down, across from the parking garage, and they have blocked it off. Everything else is still open. I enjoy the fabric district in particular.

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Thank Chelita D
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Seomun Market is the biggest traditional market in Daegu. Lots of shops selling foods, linen and clothes. Great to visit if you're looking for gifts to send home. Best part of the market is the street food. Be sure to try the Ssiat Hotteok (씨앗호떡) - a type of Korean pancake stuffed with sunflower seeds. Unfortunately a recent fire has... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

When in Daegu, you must visit Seomun market for the best of Daegu's street food such as sliced dumplings and kalguksu. It's very cheap as well! In Seomun market, there's also different sections to explore but a pity the recent fire broke out caused one of the sections to be damaged and destroyed. Will definitely return here next time I... More 

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Fort Meade, United States
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of shops and speciality stores. They have everything you need from fresh meat to linens. The street food is interesting, definitely try out every cart.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are bigger traditional markets in Seoul, but Seomun Market is the biggest one in Daegu. If you've never been to one you really should check it out (bring your camera!). Also, the market is now open at night (trying to stimulate local businesses) and you can get a wide variety of Korean street food. Feel free to try and... More 

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